Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 670 564 689
Rank change year-on-year -106 +125 -49
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 532 820 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.46% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 2.92% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 437 674 564
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.40% +2.11%
10th Percentile £34,000 £35,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% +3.26% +2.22%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 25,070 28,105 32,751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.99% 15.89% 16.78%
Number of salaries quoted 19,937 22,809 27,091
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -102 519 £55,000 - 61
UK excluding London -30 347 £52,500 +10.53% 47
London -124 179 £57,500 -5.35% 22
South East -116 88 £58,750 +6.82% 16
Midlands +59 83 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North of England +8 80 £46,724 +3.83% 10
West Midlands +71 68 £50,000 +11.11% 4
East of England +15 49 £55,000 +30.95% 3
North West -7 44 £57,500 +27.78% 4
South West +10 38 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Yorkshire +40 36 £41,250 +10.00% 6
East Midlands +9 15 £31,250 -53.70%
Wales +6 5 £40,000 +6.67% 7
Scotland -24 3 £41,500 -2.35% 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 399 (75.00%) Firewall
2 386 (72.56%) Cisco
3 362 (68.05%) VPN
4 233 (43.80%) Cisco Certification
5 202 (37.97%) OSPF
6 199 (37.41%) CCNP
6 199 (37.41%) Cisco ASA
7 197 (37.03%) BGP
8 195 (36.65%) Windows
9 193 (36.28%) SSL
10 191 (35.90%) WAN
11 182 (34.21%) DNS
12 167 (31.39%) LAN
13 162 (30.45%) MPLS
14 156 (29.32%) VMware
14 156 (29.32%) Network Security
15 148 (27.82%) Linux
16 145 (27.26%) Active Directory
17 142 (26.69%) Juniper
18 139 (26.13%) Cisco Nexus
19 138 (25.94%) Data Centre
20 134 (25.19%) Microsoft
21 127 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
22 122 (22.93%) DHCP
23 118 (22.18%) TCP/IP
24 112 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
25 108 (20.30%) CheckPoint
26 105 (19.74%) Wireless
27 104 (19.55%) Windows Server
28 100 (18.80%) F5

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 71 (13.35%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.89%) OpenStack
3 21 (3.95%) Confluence
4 20 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 18 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (3.20%) WebLogic
6 17 (3.20%) WebSphere
7 16 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.50%) IIS
8 8 (1.50%) SharePoint
9 5 (0.94%) Apache
9 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.94%) nginx
10 3 (0.56%) Drupal
10 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.19%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.19%) Zimbra
Applications
1 36 (6.77%) MS Visio
2 31 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (3.01%) Documaker
2 3 (0.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 112 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 93 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (13.91%) Office 365
4 31 (5.83%) SaaS
5 24 (4.51%) IaaS
6 22 (4.14%) GitHub
7 16 (3.01%) Mimecast
8 12 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (2.26%) Amazon S3
8 12 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 10 (1.88%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (1.50%) G Suite
10 8 (1.50%) PaaS
11 7 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
11 7 (1.32%) Route 53
12 5 (0.94%) Slack
13 4 (0.75%) CloudFront
14 3 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
14 3 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 399 (75.00%) Firewall
2 362 (68.05%) VPN
3 202 (37.97%) OSPF
4 199 (37.41%) Cisco ASA
5 197 (37.03%) BGP
6 193 (36.28%) SSL
7 191 (35.90%) WAN
8 182 (34.21%) DNS
9 167 (31.39%) LAN
10 162 (30.45%) MPLS
11 156 (29.32%) Network Security
12 139 (26.13%) Cisco Nexus
13 122 (22.93%) DHCP
14 118 (22.18%) TCP/IP
15 105 (19.74%) Wireless
16 97 (18.23%) VLAN
17 94 (17.67%) VoIP
18 86 (16.17%) SNMP
19 82 (15.41%) Ethernet
20 71 (13.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 20 (3.76%) MySQL
4 18 (3.38%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.75%) Redis
10 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.38%) Big Data
11 2 (0.38%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.19%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 50 (9.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 24 (4.51%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.14%) JIRA
4 20 (3.76%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (3.01%) Gerrit
6 4 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.56%) LabVIEW
7 3 (0.56%) Subversion
7 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.19%) AppScan
8 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.19%) NUnit
General
1 82 (15.41%) Finance
2 55 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 28 (5.26%) Retail
4 21 (3.95%) Manufacturing
5 18 (3.38%) Banking
5 18 (3.38%) Marketing
6 17 (3.20%) French Language
7 15 (2.82%) German Language
7 15 (2.82%) Italian Language
8 6 (1.13%) Legal
9 5 (0.94%) Electronics
9 5 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.38%) Advertising
12 2 (0.38%) Automotive
12 2 (0.38%) Back Office
12 2 (0.38%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 222 (41.73%) Network Engineer
2 96 (18.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 84 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 57 (10.71%) Network Security Engineer
5 54 (10.15%) Analyst
6 41 (7.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (6.77%) Consultant
8 33 (6.20%) Senior Security Engineer
9 32 (6.02%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 30 (5.64%) Cisco Engineer
10 30 (5.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 25 (4.70%) IT Analyst
11 25 (4.70%) Support Analyst
12 23 (4.32%) IT Support
13 22 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
13 22 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
13 22 (4.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 22 (4.14%) Security Manager
13 22 (4.14%) Support Engineer
14 20 (3.76%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.83%) 802.1X
2 32 (6.02%) LDAP
3 29 (5.45%) Web Services
4 19 (3.57%) YAML
5 18 (3.38%) Middleware
6 17 (3.20%) SOAP
7 16 (3.01%) RESTful
8 14 (2.63%) XMPP
9 5 (0.94%) MAPI
9 5 (0.94%) XML
10 4 (0.75%) CGI
10 4 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.75%) HTML
10 4 (0.75%) JSON
10 4 (0.75%) LAMP
11 2 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.38%) Node.js
11 2 (0.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 138 (25.94%) Data Centre
2 81 (15.23%) PKI
3 40 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (7.52%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.76%) Replication
6 19 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 18 (3.38%) Cyberattack
8 17 (3.20%) HP StoreVirtual
8 17 (3.20%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (2.07%) Clustering
10 11 (2.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.88%) DataPower
11 10 (1.88%) Private Cloud
11 10 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 8 (1.50%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.50%) Thin Client
12 8 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
13 7 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 195 (36.65%) Windows
2 148 (27.82%) Linux
3 104 (19.55%) Windows Server
4 65 (12.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (6.20%) Solaris
8 29 (5.45%) CentOS
9 28 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (3.95%) Windows 10
11 19 (3.57%) Windows 7
12 18 (3.38%) Android
13 10 (1.88%) Unix
14 9 (1.69%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.50%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
16 7 (1.32%) Windows 8
17 6 (1.13%) HPUX
18 5 (0.94%) VMS
19 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.48%) ITIL
2 75 (14.10%) Project Management
3 70 (13.16%) Network Design
4 53 (9.96%) Capacity Planning
5 51 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 51 (9.59%) Kalman Filter
5 51 (9.59%) Network Monitoring
6 47 (8.83%) DevOps
6 47 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 47 (8.83%) Problem-Solving
7 46 (8.65%) High Availability
7 46 (8.65%) Load Balancing
8 45 (8.46%) SIEM
9 44 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 42 (7.89%) Change Management
11 39 (7.33%) Vulnerability Management
12 38 (7.14%) Business Continuity
13 36 (6.77%) Cybersecurity
13 36 (6.77%) Information Security
14 33 (6.20%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.84%) Python
2 56 (10.53%) SQL
3 54 (10.15%) PowerShell
4 45 (8.46%) Bash Shell
5 25 (4.70%) PHP
6 23 (4.32%) C
7 18 (3.38%) JavaScript
7 18 (3.38%) Perl
8 12 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.32%) Java
10 5 (0.94%) SOQL
11 4 (0.75%) C-shell
11 4 (0.75%) Korn
12 3 (0.56%) VB
13 2 (0.38%) C#
13 2 (0.38%) C++
13 2 (0.38%) Go
14 1 (0.19%) Lisp
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 233 (43.80%) Cisco Certification
2 199 (37.41%) CCNP
3 89 (16.73%) CCNA
4 61 (11.47%) CCIE
4 61 (11.47%) Degree
5 35 (6.58%) Security Cleared
6 30 (5.64%) CISSP
7 25 (4.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (4.32%) SC Cleared
9 20 (3.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.26%) CCDP
11 12 (2.26%) CISM
11 12 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (2.07%) CCA
12 11 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (1.88%) CISA
13 10 (1.88%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.88%) PMI Certification
14 9 (1.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (8.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 26 (4.89%) SLA
3 24 (4.51%) PCI DSS
4 19 (3.57%) COBIT
5 17 (3.20%) FISMA
5 17 (3.20%) GDPR
6 13 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.56%) GPG13
8 2 (0.38%) FIPS 140-2
8 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.38%) QA
8 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 145 (27.26%) Active Directory
2 127 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (9.02%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (4.89%) VMware NSX
5 25 (4.70%) Docker
6 24 (4.51%) vSphere
7 17 (3.20%) Forefront TMG
7 17 (3.20%) Samba
7 17 (3.20%) VirtualBox
8 16 (3.01%) Terminal Services
9 14 (2.63%) XenApp
10 11 (2.07%) Firmware
11 8 (1.50%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.32%) KVM
13 5 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.75%) Snort
15 3 (0.56%) iptables
15 3 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.38%) LXC
Systems Management
1 43 (8.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 36 (6.77%) Ansible
2 36 (6.77%) Nagios
3 31 (5.83%) Puppet
4 28 (5.26%) FortiGate
5 25 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (3.95%) SCCM
6 21 (3.95%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (3.76%) Cisco Prime
8 19 (3.57%) Nessus
9 17 (3.20%) vRealize
10 16 (3.01%) Rancher
10 16 (3.01%) Sysdig
11 15 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
13 13 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (2.26%) Cacti
15 11 (2.07%) TrustSec
16 10 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
17 8 (1.50%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 386 (72.56%) Cisco
2 156 (29.32%) VMware
3 142 (26.69%) Juniper
4 134 (25.19%) Microsoft
5 108 (20.30%) CheckPoint
6 100 (18.80%) F5
7 92 (17.29%) Palo Alto
8 66 (12.41%) Citrix
8 66 (12.41%) Fortinet
9 61 (11.47%) HP
10 59 (11.09%) SolarWinds
11 37 (6.95%) Splunk
12 32 (6.02%) Red Hat
13 29 (5.45%) IBM
14 28 (5.26%) Oracle
15 27 (5.08%) Dell
16 25 (4.70%) Arista
17 23 (4.32%) ServiceNow
18 22 (4.14%) Riverbed
18 22 (4.14%) SonicWALL